Eventus International with offices in Hong Kong, Johannesburg and London has announced a strategic partnership ahead of the Cyprus Gaming Show 2017 (CGS) with an international law firm experienced in compliance and regulatory matters. Based in London and Brighton, Healys LLP deploys specialist teams with vast experience in corporate finance, licensing, gambling, lotteries, compliance, and dispute resolution.
The partnership promises to bring Eventus International’s expertise in event execution and audience reach in line strategically with Healys’ extensive experience on compliance and regulatory issues in both the online and land-based gaming sectors. Healys’ position as one of the firms consulting the Cyprus government on the Integrated Casino Resort Project as legal advisors gives the partnership a unique dynamic. Healys will work to develop and support this first of its kind conference to be held 20 – 21 September 2017, at the Cyprus Hilton in Nicosia.
Weighing in on the development were Yudi Soetjiptadi, Managing Director at Eventus International; Marios Pattihis, Senior Partner at Healys, and Cardinal House International Group chairman Graham Martin, an Advisory Board Member to Eventus International.
The MD at Eventus touched on the excitement surrounding not only the event but the partnership as well when he stated: “The Cyprus market is increasingly opening up to new gaming products and with the largest integrated casino resort and casino of its kind in Europe looming on the horizon for the island country, the excitement is tangible and the opportunities rife.”
Last year a consortium that includes Melco Resorts & Entertainment of Macau and Hard Rock International of the US won the right to build and operate Europe’s first and largest integrated casino resort in Cyprus. As planned the resort is expected to open in 2020 with a 70,000 square foot casino floor, a minimum of 500 luxury hotel rooms, and myriad other supporting world-class amenities.
Soetjiptadi said further: “As we are able to tap into the insight, expertise, and network of the specialist gaming and betting team at Healys, CGS 2017 will bring to table the most insightful speakers and relevant topics. This is a very exciting opportunity and the start of a relationship that we look forward to developing and building upon.”
Marios Pattihis, a Senior Partner at Healys who heads up their Cyprus desk, spoke of his team’s excitement and pride in supporting the gaming conference and expounded on the investment, jobs, and tax revenue the expansion of gaming activities will bring, adding, “We are excited and proud to support the first Cyprus Gaming Show conference in Cyprus,”
Graham Martin at Cardinal House spoke of the growing importance of the conference as regulated gaming activities expand in Cyprus fueling the economy. “In this regard, we are looking forward to creating other annual forums to enhance the cultural and commercial well-being of Cyprus,” said Martin.